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Sunday 28 October 2018

Sparkle with stars and silver

Glistening with colourful stars, this black jumper is not just for Christmas. Add a silver pleated skirt for an everyday look.

The weather, we are warned, is about to become arctic. After a fantastic summer, and warm autumn, temperatures in London plunged to 4 degrees (39) yesterday and 6 degrees (42) today with showers. Plus we put the clocks back, so darkness will fall around four o'clock. Faced with the thought of five months of gloomy weather, I treated myself - early - to a Christmas jumper. That's a sweater to my US friends.

Over-45s style blogger Is This Mutton? in sequinned stars jumper and silver pleated skirt

This is what I wore to a birthday party last night, and the great thing is, the jumper/sweater is not too overtly "Christmassy" so I can probably wear it a few times before Christmas Day. You see, a Christmas jumper is not just for Christmas!

I did consider wearing it with my silver boots, but the sequinned stars are so stand out, I thought I would let them shine and dial down my boots and jewellery. I simply added black kitten heel boots and a small metallic clutch. The skirt I bought very cheaply last year on eBay. You've seen here before, here and here.

This indoor shot shows the colours of the stars better.

A high kicking blogger shows off a David Bowie post in a sequinned stars sweater and silver pleated skirt
Here I am attempting a "The Man Who Sold the World" pose.

What's your view on Christmas jumpers?  a) An abomination;  b) OK for Christmas Day only;  c) Not too bad if they're subtle with no reindeer or Santas.

Sharing this post with #CreativeMondays at Claire Justine, On Mondays we Link Up with Glass of Glam; #Anything Goes  at My Random Musings, #ShoeandTell at Style Nudge; #IwillwearwhatIlike at Not Dressed as Lamb, Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style; Style with a Smile at Stylesplash; Turning Heads Tuesday atElegantly Dressed and Stylish, #SpreadTheKindness at Shelbee on the Edge, Chic&Stylish at Mummabstylish,  Top of the World Style at High Latitude Style, Fancy Friday at Nancy's Fashion Style. Fabulous Friday at APocketful of Polka Dots, #Weekend Wear at Threads for Thomas Thursday Moda.at Elegance and Mommyhood.

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  1. This outfit is so much fun! Love the sweater and skirt!

  2. Gail, this is a gorgeous outfit! One I would love to own myself ;)
    And that jumper is fabulous – you could quite easily wear it any time because it's not overly Christmassy is it? I don't actually own any Christmas jumpers. Hmm.... perhaps it's time I remedied that situation ;)
    Suzy xx

  3. What a fabulous jumper! I love a bit of sparkle at any time of the year! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  4. This is great Gail, lovely for Christmas day - it's so festive. I may have to buy a Christmas jumper this year. Jacqui ummabstylish
    Thanks for joining the #linkup Hun. x


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